The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German federal government agency and research institute responsible for disease control and prevention, provided this file handout photo, which was taken in the year 2004 and received on May 23, 2022. It depicts an ultrathin section electron-microscopic capture of the monkeypox virus. (Photo: Freya Kaulbars/AFP/RKI Robert Koch Institute)
SINGAPORE: While not advocating immunization for the general populace, the Ministry of Health (MOH) is assessing the necessity for monkeypox vaccination for some healthcare and laboratory personnel who are more likely to be exposed to the virus because of their occupations.
This was stated on Monday, July 4, in a written response to questions from the parliamentary committee concerning the disease that has been escalating globally. Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary.
One imported case of monkeypox was identified in Singapore's Health Ministry last month in a British citizen who works as a flight attendant.
The Health Ministry was questioned by MP Ng Ling Ling (PAP-Ang Mo Kio) on its plans to increase preventive measures and whether it will encourage limited vaccination for more vulnerable groups, such as frontline workers and senior citizens. Two additional MPs inquired about vaccinations and preventative measures.
According to Dr. Puthucheary, using personal protective equipment as directed and following infection control procedures can significantly lower the risk of transmission for people who often or directly handle infectious monkeypox cases or specimens.
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